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Old 10-18-18, 01:55 PM
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Crunchyroll to lose Funimation titles

This affects both the VRV channel and the subbed Funimation titles on Crunchyroll. This is pretty big news. It's going to be replaced by HIDive on VRV:

https://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtop...on-partnership
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Re: Crunchyroll to lose Funimation titles

This sucks as a recent subscriber of CR. I'll comment more when I see the list of affected titles but November 9th is not long enough.
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Re: Crunchyroll to lose Funimation titles

Kind of expected this tbh after the Sony acquisition of FUNi.
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I did not hear that Sony acquired FUNi.
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Yeah, I knew the anime industry would never be the same after Sony bought Funimation.
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Yeah, I knew the anime industry would never be the same after Sony bought Funimation.
Well, Crunchyroll/VRV is owned by Warner as well.
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Re: Crunchyroll to lose Funimation titles

Thanks, Sony.
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Re: Crunchyroll to lose Funimation titles

This was posted the other day...


https://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtop...on-partnership

UPDATE - FRIDAY, NOV 2:

We are still in the process of determining the list of titles affected by Funimation’s termination of our partnership. With the removal date approaching, we aim to give our users as much time as possible to watch any affected titles while still available on Crunchyroll.

Below we’ve included a partial list representing the top 20 most popular anime that are leaving the Crunchyroll service. We will also be adding almost 50 seasons of English dubs that Crunchyroll helped produce; a tentative list of these dubs can be found below.

Thank you for your patience as we work with Funimation to finalize these details.

NOTE: These lists are not complete or final, all details subject to change.

Top 20 Series Exiting Crunchyroll on November 9th:
Assassination Classroom
Overlord Season 1
Yu Yu Hakusho
Noragami
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Cowboy Bebop
High School DxD
D. Gray-man
A Certain Scientific Railgun Seasons 1-2
Nichijou - My Ordinary Life
STEINS;GATE
Lord Marksman and Vanadis
Samurai Champloo
PSYCHO-PASS
Blood Blockade Battlefront Season 1
Hyouka
Snow White with the Red Hair
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Claymore
Hetalia

Dubbed Series & Seasons Coming Soon to Crunchyroll:
91 Days
A Centaur's LIfe
Ace Attorney
Alderamin on the Sky
Aokana
Berserk
Brave Witches
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2
Chain Chronicle
Chaos;Child
Classroom of the Elite
Dies Irae
Dies Irae OVA
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Season 1
Gintama Season 3
HANDSHAKER
Hundred
ISLAND
Izetta the Witch
Joker Game
KADO -The Right Answer-
Kancolle
Katana Maidens ~toji no miko~
Love Tyrant
Magical Girls Raising Project
Masamune-kun's Revenge
Mob Psycho 100
Myriad Colors Phantom World
Nanbaka
New Game
Orange
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
Recovery of a MMO Junkie
ReLIFE
ReLIFE OVA
Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers*
Saga of Tanya the Evil
Space Patrol Luluco
Taboo Tattoo
The Ancient Magus Bride
The Morose Mononokean
THE REFLECTION WAVE ONE
The Testament of Sister New Devil
The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST
Twin Star Exorcists
URAHARA
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
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Re: Crunchyroll to lose Funimation titles

I know the list isn’t finished but Whats bad about it? twice as many dubbed animes are coming to Crunchyroll. I do wonder how this would affect future animes that Crunchyroll licenses, who would be dubbing them? I can’t imagine that would stop.

Funimation has 215 anime series on Crunchyroll https://www.crunchyroll.com/publisher/Funimation I have a feeling ether Crunchyroll licensed most of them or Funimation would leave most of the older series.

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https://www.funimation.com/blog/2018...tarting-nov-10
Titles* coming back to FunimationNow starting 11/10:

.hack//G.U. Trilogy (MOVIE)

.hack//Legend of the Twilight (S1)

.hack//ROOTS (S1)

.hack//sign (S1)

.hack/Quantum (OVA)

A Certain Magical Index (S1)

A Certain Magical Index (S2)

A Certain Magical Index Movie (MOVIE)

A Certain Scientific Railgun (S1)

A Certain Scientific Railgun (S2)

A good librarian like a good shepherd (Daitoshokan) (S1)

Absolute Duo (S1)

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (S1)

Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy (S2)

Ai Yori Aoshi (S1)

Ai Yori Aoshi (S2)

Akira (MOVIE)

And you thought there is never a girl online? (S1)

Appleseed XIII (MOVIE)

Appleseed XIII (S1)

Aquarion (S1)

Aquarion Evol (S1)

Aquarion Logos (S1)

Aria the Scarlet Ammo (S1)

Aria the Scarlet Ammo (S2)

Armitage (MOVIE)

Armitage (OVA)

Assassination Classroom (S1)

Assassination Classroom (Season 2) (S2)

Attack on Titan Jr High (S1)

Baka and Test (OVA)

Baka and Test (S1)

Baka and Test (S2)

Baldr Force EXE (S1)

Bamboo Blade (S1)

Barakamon (S1)

Basilisk (S1)

Bayonetta (MOVIE)

Ben To (S1)

Bikini Warriors (S1)

Binbougami ga! – Good Luck Girl (S1)

Black Blood Brothers (S1)

Black Butler (S3)

Black Cat (S1)

Black Lagoon (OVA)

Black Lagoon (S1)

Black Lagoon (S2)

Blassreiter (S1)

BlazBlue: Alter Memory (S1)

Blessing of the Campanella (S1)

Blood Blockade Battlefront (S1)

Blood-C (MOVIE)

Blood-C (S1)

Brother’s Conflict (S1)

Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (S1)

Buddy Complex (S1)

Burst Angel (S1)

C3 (S1)

Casshern Sins (S1)

Castle Town Dandelion (S1)

Cat Planet Cuties (S1)

Chaos Dragon (S1)

Chaos; HEAd (S1)

Cheer Boys!! (S1)

Chobits (S1)

Chrome Shelled Regios (S1)

Chrono Crusade (S1)

Claymore (S1)

Code Geass Akito (OVA)

Code Geass R1 (S1)

Code Geass R2 (S2)

Code:Breaker (S1)

Corpse Princess: Shikabane Hime (S1)

Corpse Princess: Shikabane Hime (S2)

Cowboy Bebop (S1)

Coyote Ragtime Show (S1)

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (S1)

D-Frag! (S1)

D.Gray-man (S1)

D.Gray-man (S2)

D.Gray-man (S3)

D.Gray-man (S4)

D.Gray-man HALLOW (S3)

Dagashi Kashi (S1)

Daimidaler: Prince vs Penguin Empire (S1)

Dance in the Vampire Bund (S1)

Dance with Devils (S1)

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc (S3)

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Future Arc (S3)

Danganronpa: The Animation (S1)

Date a Live (S1)

Date a Live S2 (S2)

Deadman Wonderland (S1)

Death Parade (S1)

Desert Punk (S1)

Devil May Cry (S1)

Dimension W (S1)

Disgaea (S1)

Divine Gate (S1)

Doamayger-D (S1)

Dragon Age (MOVIE)

Dragonar Academy (S1)

Dragonaut -THE RESONANCE- (S1)

Eden of the East (MOVIE)

Eden of the East (S1)

El Cazador de la Bruja (S1)

Endride (S1)

Ergo Proxy (S1)

Eureka 7 (MOVIE)

Eureka 7 (S1)

Eureka 7 AO (S1)

Excel Saga (S1)

FIRST LOVE MONSTER (Hatsukoi Monster) (S1)

FLCL (S1)

Fairy Tail (S0)

Fairy Tail (S1)

Fairy Tail (S2)

Fairy Tail (S3)

Fairy Tail (S4)

Fairy Tail (S5)

Fairy Tail (S6)

Fairy Tail (S7)

Fractale (S1)

Free! – Eternal Summer- (S2)

Freezing (S1)

Freezing (S2)

Fruits Basket (S1)

Full Metal Panic! (S1)

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (S3)

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (S2)

GANGSTA. (S1)

GARO THE ANIMATION (S1)

GARO THE ANIMATION S2 (S2)

Ga-Rei-Zero (S1)

Gad Guard (S1)

Gantz (S1)

Ghost Hunt (S1)

Ghost in the Shell Arise (OVA)

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture (S1)

Girls Bravo (S1)

Girls Bravo (S2)

Glass Fleet (S1)

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! (S1)

Gosick

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (S1)

Guilty Crown (S1)

Gun X Sword (S1)

Gungrave (S1)

Gunslinger Girl (S1)

Gunslinger Girl IL Teatrino (S2)

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (S1)

Haganai (S1)

Haganai (S2)

Haibane Renmei (S1)

Hal (MOVIE)

Handa-kun (S1)

Haruhi Chan and Churuya San (S1)

Heat Guy J (S1)

Heaven’s Lost Property (S1)

Heaven’s Lost Property (S2)

Heavy Object (S1)

Hellsing (S1)

Hellsing Ultimate (OVA)

Hero Tales (S1)

Hetalia (MOVIE)

Hetalia (S1)

Hetalia (S2)

Hetalia (S3)

Hetalia (S4)

Hetalia (S5) The Beautiful World (S5)

Hetalia (S6) The World Twinkle (S6)

High School DxD (S1)

High School DxD (S2)

High School DxD (S3)

Hyouka

Hyperdimension Neptunia (S1)

Ikki Tousen (S1)

Ikki Tousen (S3)

Ikki Tousen (S4)

In Search of the Lost Future (S1)

Inari Kon Kon (S1)

Is This A Zombie? (S1)

Is This A Zombie? (S2)

Jinsei (S1)

Jormungand (S1)

Jormungand (S2)

Junjo Romantica 3 (S3)

Jyu-Oh-Sei (S1)

Kaleido Star (S1)

Kaleido Star (S2)

Kamisama Kiss (S1)

Kamisama Kiss S2 (S2)

Karneval (S1)

Kaze No Stigma (S1)

Kiddy Girl-and

Kiddy Grade (S1)

King of Thorn (MOVIE)

Kingdom S1 (S1)

Kingdom S2 (S2)

Kumamiko (S1)

Kurau Phantom Memory (S1)

Last Exile (S1)

Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing- (S2)

Laughing Under the Clouds (S1)

Ledgend of the Ledgendary Heroes

Linebarrels of Iron (S1)

Linebarrels of Iron (S2)

Lord Marksman and Vanadis (S1)

Love Live! Sunshine!! (S1)

Love:Redux (S1)

Luck and Logic (S1)

Lucky Star (S1)

Magikano (S1)

Maken-Ki! (S1)

Maken-Ki! (S2)

Master of Martial Hearts (S1)

Michiko & Hatchin (S1)

Mikagura School Suite (S1)

Minami-ke S4 (S1)

Moeyo Ken (S1)

Mongolian Chop Squad (S1)

MoonPhase (S1)

Murder Princess (S1)

Mushi-Shi (S1)

My Bride is a Mermaid (S1)

My Hero Academia (S1)

My Hero Academia (S2)

My-Hime

Nabari no Ou (S1)

Nichijou

Ninja Slayer (S1)

No-Rin (S1)

Nobunagun (S1)

Noein (S1)

Noir (S1)

Noragami (S1)

Noragami S2 Aragato (S2)

Oh! Edo Rocket (S1)

Okamisan (S1)

Omamori Himari

OniAi (S1)

Origin: Spirits of the Past (MOVIE)

Ouran High School Host Club (S1)

Outlaw Star

Overlord (S1)

[email protected] (S1)

[email protected] S2 (S2)

Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn (S1)

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (S1)

Peacemaker (S1)

Peach Girl (S1)

Phantom (S1)

Ping Pong the Animation (S1)

Planetarian (S1)

Pretear (S1)

Prince of Stride: Alternative (S1)

Princess Jellyfish (S1)

Prison School (S1)

Project Blue Earth SOS (S1)

Psychic School Wars (MOVIE)

Psycho-Pass (S1)

Psycho-Pass EE (S1)

Psycho-Pass S2 (S2)

Pumpkin Scissors (S1)

Puzzle & Dragons X (S1)

RIN (S1)

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (S1)

Ragnarok – The Animation (S1)

Rainbow Days and Club Rainbow (S1)

Rainy Cocoa (S1)

Rainy Cocoa S2 (S2)

Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace (S1)

Record of Lodoss War (OVA)

Record of Lodoss War (TV)

Red Data Girl (S1)

Red Garden (S1)

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars (S1)

Riddle Story of Devil (S1)

RideBack (S1)

Robotics;Notes (S1)

Romeo X Juliet (S1)

Rosario + Vampire (S1)

Rosario + Vampire (S2)

Rumbling Hearts (S1)

SERVAMP (S1)

SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist (S1)

STRAIN: Strategic Armored Infantry (S1)

Samurai 7 (S1)

Samurai Champloo (S1)

Samurai Warriors (S1)

Sands of Destruction (S1)

Sankarea (S1)

Sasami Magical Girls Club (S1)

Sasami Magical Girls Club (S2)

Save Me! Lollipop (S1)

Scarred Rider Xeccs (S1)

School Rumble (OVA)

School Rumble (S1)

School Rumble (S2)

Scrapped Princess

Seiyu’s Life (S1)

Selector Infected Wixoss (S1)

Selector Infected Wixoss (S2)

Sengoku BASARA: End of Judgement (S3)

Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Kings (S1)

Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Kings (S2)

Senran Kagura (S1)

Seraph of the End (S1)

Serial Experiments Lain (S1)

Shakugan No Shana Movie (MOVIE)

Shakugan No Shana OVA (OVA)

Shakugan No Shana S1 (S1)

Shakugan No Shana S2 (S2)

Shakugan No Shana S3 (S3)

Shangri-La (S1)

Shattered Angels (S1)

Shigurui: Death Frenzy (S1)

Shomin Sample (S1)

Shonen Hollywood (S1)

Shonen Hollywood (S2)

Shonen Maid (S1)

Show By Rock! (S1)

Show by Rock!! Short!!

Sky Wizards Academy (S1)

Slayers (S1)

Slayers (S2)

Slayers (S3)

Slayers Revolution (S4)

Slayers Revolution (S5)

Snow White with the Red Hair (S1)

Snow White with the Red Hair (S2)

Solty Rei (S1)

Soul Eater (S1)

Soul Eater (S2)

Soul Eater Not! (S1)

Space Dandy (S1)

Space Dandy (S2)

Speed Grapher (S1)

Spice and Wolf – Season 1 (S1)

Spice and Wolf – Season 2 (S2)

StarMyu

Steinsgate (S1)

Strike Witches (S1)

Strike Witches (S2)

Suzuka (S1)

Sword of the Stranger (MOVIE)

TO (MOVIE)

TSUKIUTA. The Animation (S1)

Tales of Vesperia – The First Strike (MOVIE)

Tenchi Muyo! GXP (S1)

Tenchi Muyo! Movies (MOVIE)

Tenchi Muyo! OVA Series (OVA)

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki (OVA)

Tenchi Muyo! Tenchi in Tokyo (S1)

Tenchi Muyo! Universe (S1)

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar (S1)

Terror in Resonance (S1)

Texhnolyze (S1)

The Count of Monte Cristo: Gankutsuou (S1)

The Devil is a Part-Timer! (S1)

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (S1)

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (S1)

The Future Diary (S1)

The Galaxy Railways (S1)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (S1)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (Season 2) (S2)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (S1)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (S2)

The Mystic Archives of Dantalian

The Rolling Girls (S1)

The Sacred Blacksmith (S1)

The Tatami Galaxy (S1)

The Vision of Escaflowne

Three Leaves Three Colors (S1)

Time Travel Girl

Tokyo ESP (S1)

Tokyo Majin (S1)

Tokyo Majin (S2)

Tokyo Ravens (S1)

Tower of Druaga (S1)

Tower of Druaga (S2)

Trigun (MOVIE)

Trigun (S1)

Trinity Blood (S1)

UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie (OVA)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher (S1)

Unbreakable Machine Doll (S1)

Utawarerumono (S1)

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid (S1)

Vandread (S1)

Vandread (S2)

Venus Project -Climax- (S1)

Vexille (MOVIE)

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! (OVA)

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! (S1)

We, Without Wings (S1)

Welcome to the N-H-K (S1)

Witchblade (S1)

Wolf’s Rain (S1)

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Sword (S1)

World’s Greatest First Love

Yamada’s First Time (S1)

Yatterman Night (S1)

Yona of the Dawn (S1)

Yona of the Dawn (S2)

Yu Yu Hakusho (OVA)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S1)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S2)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S3)

Yu Yu Hakusho (S4)

Yurikuma Arashi (S1)

[C] – CONTROL (S1)

xxxHOLiC (S1)



*Regional restrictions apply.

https://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtop...on-partnership
Dubbed Series & Seasons Coming Soon to Crunchyroll:
91 Days
A Centaur's LIfe
Ace Attorney
Alderamin on the Sky
Aokana
Berserk
Brave Witches
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 1
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2
Chain Chronicle
Chaos;Child
Classroom of the Elite
Dies Irae
Dies Irae OVA
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club Season 1
Gintama Season 3
HANDSHAKER
Hundred
ISLAND
Izetta the Witch
Joker Game
KADO -The Right Answer-
Kancolle
Katana Maidens ~toji no miko~
Love Tyrant
Magical Girls Raising Project
Masamune-kun's Revenge
Mob Psycho 100
Myriad Colors Phantom World
Nanbaka
New Game
Orange
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
Recovery of a MMO Junkie
ReLIFE
ReLIFE OVA
Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers*
Saga of Tanya the Evil
Space Patrol Luluco
Taboo Tattoo
The Ancient Magus Bride
The Morose Mononokean
THE REFLECTION WAVE ONE
The Testament of Sister New Devil
The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST
Twin Star Exorcists
URAHARA
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches


UPDATE - FRIDAY, NOV 9:

As of today at 5:00pm Pacific, all titles associated with Funimation’s departure from the partnership have been removed from Crunchyroll

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https://www.newsweek.com/funimation-...on-why-1258066

Funimation President Gen Fukunaga on Crunchyroll Split and Why Hulu Deal 'Makes Sense'

For two years, Funimation and Crunchyroll partnered to make anime more widely available around the world. But all things must come to an end, and the two leading anime platforms parted ways in November, creating a new landscape for the medium outside Japan.

The partnership benefited both parties, but when negotiations reached an impasse, Sony-owned Funimation eventually decided to walk away, but not before trying to re-up with Crunchyroll first.

"We did try to renew with [Crunchyroll], but there were some terms that they would not give on that we really had to have, to have a longer-term renewal with them," Funimation President and CEO, Gen Fukunaga told Newsweek. "And they wouldn't budge, and we couldn't renew on those terms. So Sony had to make this tough decision: if they weren't going to budge on those terms, then we just have to double down and decide if we?re going to go at it alone. And that's what happened."

The dispute centered around international expansion. Under the old deal with Crunchyroll, Funimation wasn't allowed to stream in certain regions. Sony Pictures Television Networks, which acquired Funimation in 2017, felt it was impossible to remain in the Crunchyroll deal under those conditions.

"[The decision] had to go all the way to Tokyo for approval," Fukunaga said. "Even outside of Sony Pictures, it had to go all the way up to the CEO of Sony himself."

Fukunaga describes Sony's approach as a "one-Sony strategy," integrating all branches under the company's umbrella, including movies, music, gaming and electronics. One example of this is the trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Broly being attached to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a film distributed by Sony Pictures.

In Fukunaga's view, Sony's technology and infrastructure provide Funimation with unique opportunities for global exposure. What's more, Funimation's relationship with Sony-owned Aniplex, a distributor of numerous popular anime titles like Sword Art Online , has also strengthened since the 2017 deal.

The Sony acquisition and Crunchyroll split aren't the only recent changes to Funimation's business. Earlier this month, the company announced a new partnership with Hulu which will likely help it find an even larger audience.

"One of the benefits of that deal is that it doesn't have some of the handcuffs that we couldn't get around with Crunchyroll," Fukunaga explained. "Obviously, we could do this new deal that included no restrictions on global expansion."

Fukunaga described the partnership as an "output-style deal," where Funimation gives a limited set of content to Hulu while maintaining a larger library of anime. Dubs will be "windowed back" on Funimation, but subbed versions will debut on both Funimation and Hulu at the same time as Japan.

"[Hulu] have their own anime base and this will help us co-buy content, and bid for the bigger titles," Fukunaga explains. "They'll help us get the mass exposure and we can get the hardcore anime fans on our platform. It was a good partnership in that sense and we can co-exist. And that's why it works for us."

Anime fans may be left wondering where to find their favorite series. Each platform will retain its original stable of titles, but all the content produced during the partnership will remain on both platforms.

"Anything we've already done, we're going to continue to release it on home video. We're locked in together on the stuff we've worked on together," Fukunaga said. "The question is 'what?s going to happen to future titles, to future seasons?' The answer to that is: it depends. The contract wording is a little bit nebulous, and we are going title by title and deciding what we are working on together."

Fukunaga said the January season of anime is "mostly" together. But the process of divvying up the series should get simpler as the year goes on.

"Right now, we're vetting through every title to decide what we're working on together and what we're not. Until both parties agree, we don't know [how long it'll be until fans know]."

The split between Funimation and Crunchyroll likely means more intense bidding wars for upcoming anime moving forward. Exclusivity will be key on all fronts, as platforms fight to bring their subscribers the best content, something that's important for Fukunaga.

"When we start bidding on new titles, whoever wins those bids will obviously get exclusivity," Fukunaga said. "It will become an issue where we're bidding for exclusivity for the sub and dub. That's important for Sony to get that exclusivity, and global rights."
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